Assessing Governance Aspects in the Water and Roads Sectors in Uganda

This paper explores accountability in water and roads services in 5 Ugandan districts, as well as service delivery measures

Abstract

Governance in contemporary Uganda is defined by elective democracy, decentralization, liberalization and privatization, all of which took root in the 1990s. Under decentralization citizens were empowered to determine their leaders, while the central government’s role in social services provision was limited to policy formulation, regulation, and monitoring thus paving the way for greater involvement of non-state actors.

This paper explores:

  • service delivery measures for water and roads as defined by the actors and relations among them
  • the implications of the different service delivery measures for the quality of services
  • the applicability of accountability in the provision of water and roads services in 5 Ugandan districts

This report was produced as part a Global Research Project, ‘Varieties of Governance: Effective Public Service Delivery’, supported by the UK Government through the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

Citation

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE). Assessing Governance Aspects in the Water and Roads Sectors in Uganda. Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment, Kampala, Uganda (2012) 53 pp.

Assessing Governance Aspects in the Water and Roads Sectors in Uganda

Published 1 August 2012